Dr. Costello personally answers phone

If I’m not with a patient then I personally answer the phone. In today’s age of digital technology wouldn’t it be nice to actually speak to human once in a while? Well, at Costello Foot and Ankle Clinic not only do you get to speak to a human when you call but you actually get to speak directly to the doctor himself! Even better, if you have any question regarding your foot or ankle and aren’t sure whether you need to schedule an appointment, CALL and I will be happy to speak with you.

Foot pain in Children

Does your child ever complain of foot pain? What turned out to be a normal family vacation turned out to more than we had anticipated when my son’s foot began to hurt. If your child has foot pain you need to take it seriously and get an evaluation. Orthotics can be very beneficial in treating a variety of children’s foot issues including posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and flatfeet. 

Heel Pain

Many treatment options exist such as wearing shoes at all times and even in the house, custom orthotics, ant-inflammatory medications, ice, stretching, night splints and steroid injections. Being overweight, having flatfeet and prolonged standing can all cause plantar fasciitis. Patients often complain of a sharp stabbing pain during their first few steps in the morning when they are getting out of bed and the pain usually resolves after a few steps.

The feet are the foundation

Did you know that orthotics can help relieve your knee, hip, back and neck pain as well as your foot pain? The feet form the foundation of the body and when our feet are not properly aligned correctly or they are in pain your entire body can suffer.

Is Flat Feet in Children a Problem?

If your child is suffering from foot pain, please pay attention and take their concerns seriously. Specifically, flat feet in children is a serious condition which if left untreated can lead to more serious problems later in life such as bunions,  ankle pain and hip, knee and back pain.  

How to Choose a Shoe

Have you ever wondered what shoe to buy? Dr. Costello explains what to look for when selecting the proper shoe. One of the most important components of a shoe is the shank. The shank provides support to sole of shoe. A supportive shoe should resist bending and collapsing in the middle as well as resist excessive twisting. Wearing a supportive shoe is especially important for individuals with foot conditions such as flat feet or high arched feet. 

Back Pain

Dr. Costello explains the importance of custom orthotics in not only helping foot pain, but also back pain, hip pain and knee pain. Costello Foot and Ankle Clinic is the only location in northeast Missouri that utilizes a computerized gait analysis system to accurately analyze the foot which allows us to make you the perfect custom orthotic. 

FDA Approved Laser

Do you have toenail fungus? We have the solution! If you want your feet to look great for sandal season then you need to get started immediately. Toenail fungus can be treated! With our laser, there is no need for dangerous oral medications and the treatments last only about 30-40 minutes. Laser toenail fungus removal is completely safe, pain free and is very effective!

ASK THE DOC: Plantar Fasciitis

If your first steps out of bed in the morning are the most painful steps of your day, then listen up! Dr. Costello explains more about this common condition called plantar fasciitis and what you can do to prevent it. First line treatments include wearing supportive shoes at all times, custom orthotics, stretching, icing and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen. 

Doctor's Secret: How to Save Money on Healthcare Costs

Dr. Costello explains how you can save money by paying cash for your doctor visits. With deductibles as high as $7,000 most people never meet them and therefore end up paying outrageous bills by their insurance companies. The average hospital will bill your insurance nearly $500 for x-rays of both feet while our price is only $25 per foot. Sounds like a no-brainer? It is! The solution? See us instead, pay cash and save money!

Ask the Doc: How can I prevent ingrown toenails?

Preventing ingrown toenails can be tough. Knowing proper foot care is half of the battle. Dr. Costello explains the do’s and don'ts of some common mistakes people make when trimming their own nails. If you think you have an ingrown toenail, give us a call today.

ASK THE DOC: My child's feet smell terrible? What can I do?

Do you know someone with smelly feet? We have the solution. Dr. Costello explains what causes foot odor and how to properly treat it. Watch to find out how to treat smelly feet!

ASK THE DOC: My ankle feels unstable. Should I be concerned?

Ankle instability is a common condition that affects many people, especially those who are active and those who have spent a lot of time on their feet. While ankle bracing may be one option, there are plenty of other alternatives to fixing ankle instability.

Want Excellent Care with Transparent Pricing? Pay Cash!

Insurance accepting providers cannot tell you how much your visit will be because no one knows until AFTER it gets processed by insurance. This is not the case when you visit Costello Foot and Ankle Clinic because all of our prices are posted online. We do not play the games used by insurance companies and as a result are able to place the patient’s needs first while still delivering great healthcare at prices MUCH lower than utilizing your insurance.

See our FDA approved laser in action

Toenail fungus is a common condition that can prevent even the most secure people from baring it all in their summertime sandals. We are the only provider in northeast Missouri with an FDA approved laser to remove toenail fungus. No medication is required and it is safe, effective and pain free. You need to check this out!

Athlete's Foot - A Fungus for Everyone

While the name may be misleading, athletes and non-athletes suffer from the burning and itching effects of athlete’s foot. Dr. Costello explains what you can do to avoid getting this bothersome condition and what you can do to treat it.

Do you have Flat Feet?

Many people suffer from flat feet. Left untreated, flat feet can lead to problems such as ankle, knee and hip arthritis, bunions, hammertoes and torn tendons. Custom orthotics can provide great relief from those suffering with this condition and help prevent problems in the future. 

Ugly toenails? Eliminate them with our FDA approved laser.

Dr. Costello provides you with valuable information about the causes of toenail fungus and describes your treatment options. Costello Foot and Ankle Clinic is the only provider in northeast Missouri with an FDA approved laser for the removal of toenail fungus. The treatments are fast, effective, painless and there is no need for oral medication which can be dangerous to your organs.

Are your first steps in the morning painful?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the plantar fascia on the bottom of the feet. Most people describe stabbing pain in their arches near their heels when they get out of bed in the morning or after sitting for long periods of time. The pain is worse for the first few steps but then gradually goes away. First line treatments include wearing supportive shoes at all times, custom orthotics, stretching, icing and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen.

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